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Paws For The Cause: Changing The Lives Of Young People

A social enterprise in Dandenong South is changing the lives of at risk young people by giving them opportunities to work in the picking, packing and warehousing industry. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan was today given a special tour of Online PAWS (Picking..

More Shade To Protect Victorians From UV Radiation

The Andrews Labor Government is installing more shade and trees in community spaces to protect Victorians from harmful UV radiation. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced 228 recipients that will share in $1.78 million from the second round of the Community Shade Grant Program…

Protecting Tenants Rights In Specialist Disability Accomodation

Tenants, families and carers in specialist disability accommodation have been invited to share their views on how their rights can be protected in the transition to the NDIS when it comes to specialist disability accommodation. As part of the transition to the NDIS, all participants..

Road Safety Operation Out In Force Over Holiday Period

An almost two-week long road safety operation will begin tomorrow to keep Victorian motorists safe over the Easter long weekend and Anzac Day period. With increased police numbers and booze and drug buses out in force, the 13-day Operation Nexus campaign will target the fatal..

Recognising Our World-Class Medical Researchers

The prestigious 2017 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research has honoured the outstanding work and revolutionary advances of four talented health and medical researchers in the early stages of their careers. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy presented the awards last night, which are now..

Worker Mental Health To Take Centre Stage

Keeping Victorian workers healthy in mind as well as body will be the key focus of a new initiative that empowers bosses to make mental health a priority in the workplace. The new $50 million WorkHealth program includes a free, interactive online platform that will..

Stay Safe On The Roads This Easter Holidays

As Victorians prepare to visit family and friends these Easter holidays, drivers are reminded to slow down, stick to the speed limit and take regular breaks. With drowsy driving a factor in one-in-ten road deaths, Easter is a particularly dangerous time with thousands of Victorians..

Victoria Launches First Family Violence Workforce Census

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a landmark survey of the Victorian family violence workforce, as the Victorian Government gets on with planning its first ever Family Violence Industry Plan. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings announced today that the census is now open, with..

Extra Support For Vulnerable Renters And Consumers

The Andrews Labor Government is increasing funding to assist Victoria’s vulnerable and disadvantaged tenants and consumers. From July, the Tenancy and Consumer Program will receive $1.1 million extra each year from 2017-21 – a funding boost of 33 per cent. It means better services for..

Record Meth Bust Keeps Drugs Off Our Streets

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today praised the work of Victoria Police alongside the Australian Federal Police to seize  Australia’s largest haul of methamphetamine. The seizure of almost 903 kilograms of the drug in Melbourne’s east has resulted in two men being charged for their..

Hundreds Of Jobs At New Home For Victorian-Built Trains

Work is underway to build a massive new, state-of-the-art train depot for Melbourne’s new bigger trains, creating hundreds of local jobs in Pakenham. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan in Pakenham East today, where the Andrews Labor Government is building a..

CRANBOURNE STUDENTS KICK OFF PREMIERS’ READING CHALLENGE

Eager young readers in Cranbourne are getting ready to rise to the challenge of reading more books. Jude Perera MP today joined keen readers at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Primary School and Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School to launch the Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2017. Since..

VICTORIA’S YOUNG PEOPLE SHAPE THEIR FUTURE

Young Victorians will have even more opportunities to have their say and help shape government decisions, with Victorian Youth Congress applications opening today. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos has announced the opening of applications at the Victorian Government’s first Youth Summit, which was held..

JUDE PERERA MP ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR VICTORIAN SENIOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Jude Perera MP is today encouraging Victorians to recognise the contributions made to our community by seniors and organisations. Nominations open today for the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards, celebrating older Victorians who support and inspire others through their volunteer work. The awards highlight ..

Launch Of Victorian Permanent Carer Helpline

A new helpline established to provide timely support to permanent carers has been launched by the Andrews Labor Government today. Manned by qualified staff, the helpline will provide greater support for permanent carers, as well as referral, advocacy and advice to assist them to look..

Victoria’s Young People Shape Their Future

Young Victorians will have even more opportunities to have their say and help shape government decisions, with Victorian Youth Congress applications opening today. The opening of applications were announced today by Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos at the inaugural Youth Summit held at the..

OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW GREAT SCHOOL GARDENS

Jude Perera MP has encouraged students in Cranbourne to roll their sleeves up and get their hands dirty in their own school garden. The search for Victoria’s best and most innovative school gardens is on again with the launch of the this year’s Victorian Schools Garden..

NEW DRUG COURT TO DRIVE DOWN ICE USE AND CRIME

The Andrews Labor Government has launched the new $32 million Melbourne Drug Court which will make our community safer by driving down ice use and drug crime. Premier Daniel Andrews attended the launch of the Melbourne Drug Court, which was funded through Stage 2 of..